We know GroupMe can be a great tool for organizing games and events for your teams, but never thought about how it could be so useful DURING the game. GroupMe user Ravi, shares with us how his Capture The Flag team uses their group to add a new element of fun and strategy to their games:
If you’ve heard about Lubbock, Texas, you know about Texas Tech University.
We have the second largest contiguous college campus in the nation, spanning across 1,839 acres. Since my freshman year, I got involved with a collegiate variation of a game we were all familiar with as kids; Capture the Flag.
It’s a great way to meet people and definitely a workout! Players tend to strategize the best methods of hiding their flag within various nooks and crannies of our huge campus. This makes for a great game and keeps things very interesting, however you may soon realize that it’s hard to keep everyone on the same page!
After discovering GroupMe, we’ve been able to keep both teams coordinated. The moment someone spots the flag, the player can alert the rest of his team and coordinate an attack! Also — everybody knows when the round has ended. You won’t believe how many players would hide in bushes for hours after a game has ended! This way everybody knows to meet back at the half-way point after the flag has been captured.
GroupMe has provided what is essentially a free walkie-talkie to all of our players. We appreciate the service!
Thanks for sharing, Ravi! And we are really glad to hear people are no longer left hiding in the bushes for hours after the game ends. Do you have a cool story about GroupMe? We would love to hear it! #)
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